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The Texas Rangers Busted into Hidalgos Office With Search Warrants Regarding the Vaccine Outreach Contract With a DNC Operative
Today the Texas Rangers busted into Judge Lina Hidalgo’s office with search warrants regarding her office’s flagrant *alleged* bid-rigging with Elevate Strategies. Before the Texas Rangers intervention, the county’s Soros-funded District Attorney, Kim Ogg had issued subpoenas regarding the Elevate contract months ago, though her office has certainly taken its time with any sort of results. After the subpoenas were issued to Hidalgo and the commissioners, an attorney for Hidalgo told the local press, "We have always followed the law, and we continue to follow the law." Except, three of Hidalgo’s staffers were involved with choosing the Elevate contract and it was blatantly obvious they had not “followed the law” Hidalgo’s staffers had improperly funneled the contract to Elevate, which is run by a Democratic political operative, even though another bidder rated higher in a review committee’s assessment. After the subpoenas were issued, the Democrat commissioners Adrian Garcia and Rodney Ellis lawyered up real quick with none other than High powered attorney Rusty Hardin. If that wasn’t an omission of guilt, I don’t know what is.
The Elevate Contract came to be on June 8, 2021 when Harris Counties commissioners court had passed the RFP for “vaccine outreach” strangely, the contract had a clause for (3) one-year renewals. This seems to be a pattern in which I have noticed with many of the contracts relating to COVID-19 expenses. It is quite bizarre that the county seems to believe this pandemic will continue on indefinitely. Pandemics clearly no longer phase out when we reach herd immunity with the new science which has been blaring from our television programming.
On 8.10.21 commissioners court had passed the RFP for Elevate for $10.973 million :Contract Link
Fortunately, commissioner Tom Ramsey (R) from precinct 3 office had found the discrepancies from the Elevate contract and brought the agenda item to Commissioners Court on 9.14.21. This agenda item led to a fiery debate between the Republican commissioners and Judge Hidalgo, she resorted to her favorite excuse whenever she is caught with her hand in the corruption cookie jar, that the Republicans, “were playing politics”. The meeting began to escalate when Cagle said, "in the Elevate contract, obviously the one-person shop can't handle all of the work that is to be required."
Hidalgo interrupted Cagle, saying he was mischaracterizing the company with a "bold-faced lie."
"You well know it's not a one-person shop," Hidalgo said.
"This firm was selected by a committee that I had no idea who the firms were that applied. I didn't know who was selected until the (vendor) was selected. Once the vendor was selected, I learned it was the same vendor that did some of our Census outreach, which was very robust. That could not have been done by a one-person firm," Hidalgo said. "... I do not know this person other than they did the Census work, and from what I know, they did a good job at it."
After several minutes of Cagle and Hidalgo going back and forth about the company, Hidalgo said the contract is no different than any other vendor the county works with. Commissioners said they looked forward to learning more details about the Elevate contract in future meetings.
"Bring it on. Bring it on because there's is nothing here," Hidalgo said. "Other than the appropriate COVID response and someone who has gone to lengths to even avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.”
Ramsey listed out all the discrepancies regarding the Elevate Strategies Contract in the agenda item:
The amount of the contract was unknown
The highest-ranked firm was UT Health Science, with a staff of over 5600 employees who were not selected.
The UT Health bid was 12 million less than Elevate Strategies
The RFP waived the minimum financials requirement to allow Elevate Strategies LLC to be eligible.
The county had intentionally advertised to companies for vaccine outreach in an obscure manner, causing many firms to not be aware of this opportunity to apply for the contract.
Elevate Strategies was a one-person firm serving as a prime.
There was no listing of who the subcontractors were to be for Elevate.
Did not know three of the five members of the evaluation committee were from Judge Hidalgos office.
The commissioners were told that the contract would be brought back for a vote. Instead, it was presented as a non-transparent budget transfer and still hadn’t been voted on.
What is even more deceitful, Pererya had worked for the DNC and was the campaign manager for Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia when he ran for Mayor of Houston.Funny that Adrian Garcia all of a sudden seemed to catch a case of amnesia in commissioners court when the contract was brought up. Interestingly, the county’s Democrats had awarded Ms. Pererya a contract regarding the 2020 census. Just like they did to another Democrat Operative Aimee Woodall of Black Sheep Agency
What waas bizarre, the county had already begun to pay Elevate Strategies before the vote had even gone through. Elevate had received over $1,425,236 million in payments from our county. From what I understand, Ms. Pererya has paid back some of the money she received, but it is still unclear if the county has received the entire amount back.
Since the Texas Rangers have become involved, Judge Hidalgo's attorney, Ashley McFarlane, boldly responded that the Judge maintains strict ethical guidelines.
"This is nothing but political theater since the devices would have been provided on request. What’s missing is any shred of evidence, but what’s in abundance is politics."
McFarlane’s statement is just laughable, since nothing about the way the vaccine outreach contract came to be, was ethical. In my opinion, what happened was highly illegal. What is even more entertaining about all this, is Judge Hidalgo’s attorney, Ashley McFarlane, previously worked for the DOJ and led the “Healthcare Fraud Task Force in Texas.” McFarlane specialized in areas like, “money-laundering, anti-kickback, and Medicare Fraud”. It is certainly an interesting and telling choice of the lawyer Hidalgo chose to represent her. Link to McFarlane lawfirm
The one thing which I do not understand, why has there been no indictments regarding this contract? The evident corruption was discovered back in September of last year, yet it took the Texas Rangers to get involved for an actual investigation to take place. Quite telling of Harris Counties’ legal system, huh?